Educational Performances

Take a field trip to experience a live, professional ballet performance tailored just for students. Students will visit the Patricia McBride & Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux Center for Dance, Belk Theater or Knight Theater in uptown Charlotte for a daytime educational version of a main-stage contemporary or storybook ballet production. Teachers will receive a complimentary online multimedia study guide to engage students prior to attending the performance and students have the opportunity to ask the professional dancers questions during a live Q&A.

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Nutcracker

December 13, 2019 | 10 AM | Belk Theater

Appropriate for Grades 6-College

Celebrate the sights and sounds of the holidays a Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux’s Nutcracker. This holiday spectacular is complete with extravagant sets and costumes and the treasured music of Tchaikovsky.

Program addresses: NC Essential Standards in Dance, Music, and Social Studies; and Common Core Standards in English Language Arts.

Cost: $15 per person, $7 for CMS Title I schools. Deadline for reservations is November 13.               Act I & Act II (edited version)

NUTCRACKER EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: $10 when paid in full by October 1. 

Every person (regardless of age) requires a ticket for admission.

To reserve tickets please contact Kimberly Pereira, education coordinator, at 704.372.0101 x27

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Innovative Works

January 30, 2020 | 10:30 AM | Center for Dance

February 6, 2020 | 10:30 AM | Center for Dance

Appropriate for Grades 6-College

Artistic Director Hope Muir introduces two exciting new choreographers to Charlotte; UNC Greensboro professor Duane Cyrus and Resident Choreographer of the Nashville Ballet Christopher Stuart will embark on creations for the company inspired by The Mint Museum’s upcoming fall exhibition “Immersed in Light: Studio Drift at the Mint.”

Program addresses: NC Essential Standards in Dance, Music, Visual Arts, Theater Arts and Social Studies.

Cost: $10 per person, $7 for CMS Title I schools. Deadline for reservations is January 10.

Every person (regardless of age) requires a ticket for admission.

To reserve tickets please contact Kimberly Pereira, education coordinator, at 704.372.0101 x2775.

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Sleeping Beauty A Fairy-Tailored Classic

 

March 19, 2020 | 10 AM | Knight Theater

Appropriate for Grades K-12

One of the world’s most popular ballets, tailored to engage today’s audiences by acclaimed British choreographer Matthew Hart. Artistic Director Hope Muir returns to the stage as Narrator in this condensed version that stays true to its beloved, classic choreography-complete with glittering tutus and dazzling tiaras. Set to Tchaikovsky’s quintessential score, this gorgeous tale of Princess Aurora, the Lilac Fairy, and the royal court is perfect for the entire family.

Program addresses: NC Essential Standards in Dance, Music and Common Core Standards in English Language Arts and Math.

Cost: $10 per person, $7 for CMS Title I schools. Deadline for reservations is February 27.

Every person (regardless of age) requires a ticket for admission.

To reserve tickets please contact Kimberly Pereira, education coordinator, at 704.372.0101 x2775.